Received a wonderful note from a couple after the Festival this past year, saying that it was time for them to "step up to the plate" this year and become a Miles Davis Circle Sponsor ($1000+) ,  Could your family or company join them as a sponsor this year?  It could help keep our festival free for everyone! 

Click on our sponsor page to see our current supporters and sponsorship levels.  Email: for all the details. 


Huron Street Pavilion, Downtown South Haven, Mi

Wine and Beer Garden.

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What a great festival we had this year.  Mark your calender for next year.  Sept. 13,14, 2024

Steven Reed, director of the Lake Effect Jazz Big Band, put in a huge amount of time and effort to help bring our headliner, bassist, composer John Clayton to South Haven. Thank you Steven!

Our Headliner, bassist  John Clayton, will conduct a free Masterclass entitled “Masterclass with John Clayton” at South Haven High School’s Listiak Auditorium on Saturday Sept 16 at 1pm. It is free and open to all!  Sponsored by the John Stites Jazz Award Committee. 

 Internationally acclaimed Grammy winner,  John Clayton is coming to our Jazz Festival 2023 !!!!!  John will headline the final act on Sat. Sept 16 with the Lake Effect Jazz Big Band. 

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